SSI: Canadian Coach Sales Fall 19.5% in March

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May 23, 2013 by   Comments Off on SSI: Canadian Coach Sales Fall 19.5% in March

Year-over-year Canadian motorhome sales declined 19.5% in March while registrations were down 13.1% for the first quarter, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based firm noted, “The data for Canada is experiencing a delay. Once the data is complete for the month we will put it into the correct months.”

Thor Industries Inc. was the Canadian motorhome sales leader for the three months, capturing a 22% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (16.7%), Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (15.5%) and Winnebago Industries Inc. (13.5%).

Class A registrations retreated 24.7% in March from the year prior and fell 17.5% year-to-date. Fleetwood RV Inc. was No. 1 in the category for the three months with a 19.9% market share, ahead of Thor (19.2%) and Forest River (13%).

In the Class C segment, March sales declined 12.9% while registrations dropped 6.3% year-to-date. Forest River held the top spot for the first quarter with a 25% market share followed by Coachmen RV (21%). Jayco Inc. and Winnebago both posted a 19% share.

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